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Grateful Dead Live at Capitol Theatre on 1971-02-19


Topics Live concert


This show has been commercially released as "Three From The Vault"

Truckin', Loser, Cumberland Blues, It Hurts Me Too, Bertha, Playing In The Band, Dark Hollow, Smokestack Lightnin', China Cat Sunflower > I Know You Rider Greatest Story Ever Told > Johnny B. Goode, Bird Song, Easy Wind, Deal, Cryptical Envelopment > Drums > The Other One > Wharf Rat, Good Lovin', Casey Jones


Collection GratefulDead
Band/Artist Grateful Dead
Venue Capitol Theatre
Location Port Chester, NY

Source Matrix
Lineage Soundboard + Audience mix (see notes)
Transferred by Clinton Vadnais and Chris Chappell

Notes

SBD: (shnid=1029) - via WBOTB Project
7" two track BBD reel w/ Dolby A @ 7 1/2 ips > PCM501ES @ 44.055 kHz
PCM501ES analog out > Fostex D5 @ 48 kHz (Dolby not decoded?) > WAV >
Cool Edit Pro (filtering and sample rate conversion) > SHN

AUD: (shnid=30230) - via Clinton Vadnais
1st gen reel> Teac A-2300SX> RCA out> Audiophile 2496> Wavelab 4.0
lineage: Wavelab 4.0> CD Wave> MKWact> WAV> FLAC

Transfer/Editing:
The SBD is from SHN files downloaded from LMA, and the AUD is from FLAC
files downloaded from bt.etree.org; both sources were converted to
WAV > Sony Vegas 5 > WAV > CD Wave > FLAC 16 (level 8)

Matrixed by Chris Chappell

Reviews

Reviewer: doug_the_dude - - February 19, 2014
Subject: Three/Vault
Excellent release of what very well may be the best of the Port Chester run that year. I myself enjoy this show MUCH more than the night before. A couple of highlights:

*Pigpen. The Man's on fire with just about everything - Easy Wind, HMT, Smokestack, and, of course, Good Lovin', which sounds here like it's arrived on that groovy '72 carpet a year early.
*The Other One suite, minus the reprise, really does itself justice. They didn't play it "together" too much after this season.

This was the first show they played after Mickey left that day to try and pull it together. The ship indeed was able to steer much easier. They hit the ground running here!
Reviewer: Living_Dead_Bear - - February 23, 2008
Subject: Wow. Not one person....
...has mentioned the ESP tests that took place during this 6-day run!

The six concerts involved in this experiment were held at the Capitol Theater in Port Chester, N.Y., approximately 45 miles from the Dream Laboratory. Music from a Grateful Dead album had figured prominently in a previous ESP experiment at the laboratory (Krippner, 1971) ((February 1971, to be precise. These shows.))
Two "psychic sensitives," Malcolm Bessent and Felicia Parise, served as subjects for this study. Both had participated in previous studies of extra-sensory effects at the Dream Laboratory (e.g., Krip-pner, 1970).
Each of the six concerts was attended by about 2,000 persons. Further, it was apparent to observers at the concert that the majority of the people in the audience were in states of consciousness that had been dramatically altered by the time the slide was presented. These altered states of consciousness were brought about by the music, by the ingestion of psychedelic drugs before the concerts started, and by contact with other members of the audience. At 11:30 P.M., the following six-slide sequence was projected on a large screen:

1. YOU ARE ABOUT TO PARTICIPATE IN AN ESP EXPERIMENT.

2. IN A FEW SECONDS YOU WILL SEE A PICTURE.

3. TRY USING YOUR ESP TO "SEND" THIS PICTURE TO MALCOLM BESSENT.

4. HE WILL TRY TO DREAM ABOUT THE PICTURE. TRY TO "SEND' IT TO HIM.

5. MALCOLM BESSENT IS NOW AT THE MAIMONIDES DREAM LABORATORY IN BROOKLYN.

6. At this point, a randomly selected art print was projected on the screen.

IE: On the night of February 19, 1971, "The Seven Spinal Chakras" was randomly selected as the target picture. This painting shows a man in the lotus position practicing logic meditation. All seven "chakra" (energy centers of the body, centering around the spinal column) are vividly colored.

Is it any wonder there was some 'magic' in the air this night, above others? Three from the Vault.
Reviewer: BlastinJerryinMD - - February 17, 2008
Subject: First Dea and Birdl!!!
This show has the first deal, and the first bird song too. Good stuff for sure! Long live the Archive! Get it while you can... Thanks to all who keep it going!
Reviewer: King Chinee - - July 21, 2007
Subject: sweet!
A classic China Rider! Crowd energy is feeding the band, and the guys are giving back what the people came for ... superb
Reviewer: 3chrds - - July 3, 2007
Subject: ahh dark hollow
mutherfucker. this is pretty.
Reviewer: BornXEyed - - December 15, 2006
Subject: great job on the matrix
This is a great upgrade from the aud recording posted on the archive. Much more clear and crisp vocals and instruments, but with a great mix of that fiesty crowd. The crowd laps up every lick the boys throw down. Sounds like about only 200 folks witnessed this one. Would be great to hear details from someone who was actually there.

This recording begins with some tuning/tinkering by the band, a few melodies played, before going full steam ahead with "Truckin'" et al. If you're a Pig fan, you'll love this show. "Easy Wind" is great and "Good Lovin'" stretches for about 20 minutes and the crowd loves it, really loves it!

The boys also shred the hell outta "JBG" and then debut "Bird Song," which is very gentle and simple.

Great show overall, minus 1 star b/c this is not perfection (but close to it). Kudos to those who mixed and transferred this show to the archive.
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